The 443 - Security Simplified

The 443 - Security Simplified

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Get inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers. Each week, we’ll educate and entertain you by breaking down and simplifying the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends. Using our special blend of expertise, wit, and cynicism, we’ll turn complex security concepts into easily understood and actionable insights.


Elderly Ransomware
Dec 4 • 23 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover a cryptocurrency heist, a déjà vu breach, the latest in attacks targeting Managed Service Providers, and a state supreme court ruling impacting privacy.
Like Stealing a Capri Sun
Nov 26 • 28 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover the latest news from a credential stuffing attack against a popular streaming service to the dumbest name for a security threat ever.
Mr. Robot Recap
Nov 18 • 50 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. With Season 4 of Mr. Robot about half-way through, we decided to take some time and review all of the hacking that has occurred so far. A warning for anyone who hasn’t watched through…
Android App Defense Alliance
Nov 11 • 28 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover several updates on the Android malware landscape and the latest in biometric authentication techniques.
DTrack Damage
Nov 4 • 33 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover three major news stories from the past week including the NordVPN breach, Facebook suing a zero-day development firm, and the latest attack from North Korea’s Lazarus…
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Manufacturing and MSPs
Oct 28 • 30 min
It is now the fourth and final week of Cyber Security Awareness Month which means you’re getting the last of our special edition episodes of The 443 – Security Simplified focusing on specific industries. This week, we’re chatting about the threat…
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Retail and Hospitality
Oct 21 • 26 min
We have reached week three of Cyber Security Awareness Month here on The 443 – Security Simplified which means its time for another special episode focusing on an industry. This week though, we’re giving you a ‘two-fer’ by covering both the retail and…
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Education
Oct 14 • 23 min
It is week two of Cyber Security Awareness Month which means we are coming at you with our second special edition episode of The 443 – Security Simplified focusing on securing specific verticals and industries. This week, we’re covering the world of…
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Healthcare
Oct 7 • 27 min
We’re kicking off Cyber Security Awareness Month with our first in a four-part series of The 443 – Security Simplified focusing on securing specific verticals and industries. This week, we start with healthcare. This week, we’ll cover some of the most…
The Vulnies
Sep 29 • 57 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHWx2VWCdrE&feature=youtu.be We’ve cooked up something special for this week’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. To celebrate international podcast day, we’re bringing introducing The Vulnie Awards! We’ve curated 8…
Emotet Eternal
Sep 23 • 27 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we have a news roundup for including the latest in mobile phone hacking, a hacking group targeting foreign IT service providers, and an update on one of the oldest banking…
DNS Security
Sep 16 • 50 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover the latest update on the BlueKeep Windows RDP vulnerability before jumping into an overview of four different protocols that were designed to improve DNS security and…
Hacking Android’s Universe
Sep 9 • 24 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we cover several news stories from the past few weeks including an unpatched zero day vulnerability in Android and the latest Facebook privacy failure. We’ll also cover the latest in security concerns from…
Lone Star Ransomware
Aug 23 • 22 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the latest ransomware attack targeting local governments, a new password protection feature being added to Google Chrome, and the latest tricks attackers are using to spam and phish.
Penetration Testing
Aug 19 • 33 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week we cover the latest in infosec news including ransomware targeting a hospital and a recently discovered vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification. We’ll also cover our favorite…
Def Con 27 Recap – Day 2
Aug 14 • 15 min
Welcome back to the last Hacker Summer Camp special edition episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. On this episode, we cover day 2 of the Def Con hacker conference in Las Vegas. We’ll go over our favorite talks and takeaways from the day before heading…
Def Con 27 Recap – Day 1
Aug 13 • 13 min
Welcome back to The 443 – Security Simplified. With Black Hat 2019 all wrapped up, on this episode we move on to Def Con 27, another security conference hosted every summer in Las Vegas. In this episode, we’ll cover our favorite talks and takeaways from…
Black Hat 2019 Recap – Day 2
Aug 12 • 20 min
Welcome back to another special edition of The 443 – Security Simplified, (almost) live from Last Vegas! In this episode, we recap the second and final day of the Black Hat 2019 security conference. We’ll cover some of our favorite talks and takeaways…
Black Hat 2019 Recap – Day 1
Aug 9 • 17 min
It’s Hacker Summer Camp season so we’re coming to you (almost) live from Last Vegas with daily recaps from the major security conferences. On this episode, we recap our favorite talks and findings from day 1 of the Black Hat conference.
What’s In Your Wallet?
Aug 5 • 25 min
It seems like the data breaches never end. This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we cover the latest data breach, Capital One. After that, we interview a Matthew Terry, a WatchGuard QA engineer, for an update on where the industry stands on wireless…
US Justice and Injustice
Jul 29 • 36 min
The week on The 443, we cover stories of US Justice and Injustice. From the Equifax Breach Settlement to Facebook’s record-breaking fine. We also cover a recent talk from US Attorney General William Barr on the topic of backdooring encryption. If you want…
FaceApp FUD
Jul 22 • 31 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we take a look at the popular social media photo manipulation app FaceApp. Is it a Russian-backed ploy to fuel a facial recognition database, or Just another fad with questionable terms of service? We also dive…
DerpTroll Detention
Jul 15 • 24 min
We have another bit news roundup day this week on The 443 – Security Simplified. In this episode, we cover an advanced fileless malware campaign, mobile malware targeting android devices, and an update on a script kiddie that tried to ruin Christmas.
Happy America Day!
Jul 8 • 33 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we cover the latest BGP accident and targeted attacks on managed service providers. Then, to celebrate America’s birthday, we turn back the clocks to look at ciphers used during the revolutionary war.
The Q1 2019 Internet Security Report
Jul 1 • 52 min
It’s been three months since the last WatchGuard Threat Lab Internet Security Report which means this week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we have another special edition for the latest report! We’ll cover the big takeaways and trends from the last…
One Full Trip Around the Sun
Jun 24 • 23 min
It’s been one year since episode #1 of The 443 – Security Simplified! On this week’s episode, celebrate the occasion by talking about some of our favorite topics from the last year. Before that though, we cover some news on new IoT security features and…
Biohacking with Amal Graafstra
Jun 17 • 45 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we sit down with biohacking pioneer Amal Graafstra to talk about implants, RFID technology, and the future of human/technology interaction.
2019 Security Predictions Mid-Year Review
Jun 10 • 39 min
It’s been about 6 months since we released our 2019 Security Predictions so this week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we re-visit them to see how we’ve done so far. We’ll cover which ones have been hits and which ones are on track complete with relevant…
Facial Recognition Facts and Fears
Jun 3 • 31 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the latest updates on the Baltimore ransomware attack and changes to Google Chrome’s extension library for advertisement blockers. Then, we dive in to the world of facial recognition technology…
Another Busy News Day
May 20 • 20 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover another busy week of news updates. We start with a critical vulnerability in some versions of Windows that could allow network worming. Then we follow up with the latest in a series of CPU…
Big News Roundup
May 13 • 40 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This last week was a busy week in cybersecurity with multiple interesting news topics. Instead of trying to pick just one to discuss, we decided to cover them all in a big news roundup…
When Hacking and Gaming Collide
May 6 • 34 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we start with a quick update on ShadowHammer, the supply chain attack against ASUS hardware. Following the update, we combine two of our favorite topics, video games and hacking! We’ll cover a few big hacks and…
Stop Following Me!
Apr 29 • 30 min
Have you ever wondered how website advertisements always seem to know what you plan on buying next? This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we dive in to the world of browser fingerprinting and data tracking to explain how advertisements always seem…
Hacking VR With UNHcFREG
Apr 22 • 47 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we sit down with three members of the University of New Haven Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group to discuss their resent research into virtual reality application…
Interviewing a Former Signals Intelligence Professional
Apr 15 • 37 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we have a very special episode for you. We sit down for an interview with Ricardo Arroyo, current Product Manager for WatchGuard Technologies and former employee of the NSA. You’ve already heard our views on…
Greetings From the UK!
Apr 8 • 30 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. We have another special episode this week coming from Manchester UK, where we sit down with Sr. Sales Engineer Martin Lethbridge to discuss the cyber threats that businesses are facing on…
Biohacking Part 2 – Grinders
Apr 1 • 31 min
Today on The 443 – Security Simplified, we jump in to part two of our multi-part series on biohacking. In this episode, we focus on Grinders, the community of biohacker hobbyists that self-experiment with implants and chemicals to enhance their bodies and…
Internet Security Report Special Edition Q4 2018
Mar 25 • 42 min
The WatchGuard Threat Lab just released our Internet Security Report for Q4 2018 which means this week we have a special edition of The 443 – Security Simplified! On today’s episode, we cover all of the stats and trends from the latest report along with…
Biohacking Part 1
Mar 18 • 33 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the latest news including downtime for Facebook, a new IoT security bill making its way through congress, and the latest on nation-state hacking. Then, we begin the first of several episodes on the…
RSA Conference 2019 – Conversations from Booth Land
Mar 11 • 16 min
While Marc is on vacation, and Corey left the cozy confines of our podcast booth in Seattle, and spoke with the folks at WatchGuard’s booth at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. They discussed the top security concerns and trends at the event,…
RSA Conference Preview
Mar 4 • 24 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we preview the trends and buzzwords we expect to see at the 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco. Before that though, we discuss the latest news, including a mobile phone…
All Hail Our AI Overlords
Feb 25 • 27 min
In this week’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover two recent healthcare data breaches in the news. Following that, we’ll jump in to the world of artificial intelligence and a few applications with serious opportunities for misuse.
Roses Are Red, WatchGuard Is Too
Feb 18 • 24 min
In this episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover a multi-factor authentication crackdown on Apple iOS app developers. Then, to celebrate Valentine’s day, we dive in to dating app security. We cover a few prominent hacks and security trends in…
reCAPTCHA Roundup
Feb 11 • 34 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we discuss two news events involving bug bounties. The first event involves a security researcher withholding details of a critical flaw in Mac OS because of Apple’s lack of a bug bounty program, and the second…
Our First Live Podcast – Kicking off 2019
Feb 4 • 29 min
This edition of The 443 – Security Simplified was recorded in front of a live audience at a recent WatchGuard event. Marc and Corey engage the crowd, and WatchGuard executives, in discussion about the state of information security at the beginning of…
How to Breach a Company
Jan 28 • 32 min
In today’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the latest news where a group of researchers accidently triggered a bug, disrupting internet routing. We’ll then jump in to the 6 different categories of data breaches, how they occur, and how…
How a Government Shutdown Affects Cybersecurity
Jan 21 • 37 min
In today’s episode, we cover the overlooked cybersecurity ramifications of the US government shutdown. From NIST to expired certificates, we’ll discuss the government agencies, programs, and tools that private organizations rely on every day which are…
Hacking for PewDiePie
Jan 14 • 29 min
In today’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover recent news of a mass account breach at Reddit and a global DNS hijacking campaign. We then discuss in to a group of hackers attempting to convince the world to subscribe to a popular YouTube…
Talking MFA with Roger Grimes
Jan 7 • 38 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we sit down for an interview with authentication expert Roger Grimes, author of A Data-Driven Computer Security Defense. We’ll discuss the security benefits of multi-factor authentication and how attackers…
Best of 2018 Recap
Dec 31, 2018 • 36 min
What a year! Since launching The 443 – Security Simplified in June we’ve recorded over 30 episodes full of the latest news, interviews and breakdowns of complex security topics. In this episode, we share some fan-favorite segments complete with the latest…
The Q3 2018 Internet Security Report
Dec 17, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report for Q3 2018. We’ll run through the latest malware and network attack trends, discuss the top security incidents from the quarter, and dive in to the…
Securing Your Smart Home
Dec 10, 2018 • 37 min
Are you planning on decking out your home with the latest “smart” gadgets this holiday season? In today’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, discuss which smart home devices are more secure than others and how to keep your home networks safe while…